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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 4, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas er op ble box Hinman Island project gets okay ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Relief is in sight for Hinman Island Shortly after noon the Texas Parks Wildlife Commission approved New Braunfels application for grant to improve the much used recreational City Finance Director Jim Jeffers and acting parks director Court Thieleman met with the grant committee Wednesday and state Bennie Bock II put in a good word with Executive Parks Director Charlps The city manager and I had met with Bennie last week to ask if there was anything he could do to Thieleman The grant matched by at least from city and other will pay for Phase I of the Hinman Island Redevelopment Plans call for more than a mile of hikeandbike trail along Hinman Island a terraced sun bathing area and installation of an automatic irrigation system and erosion Thirteen new picnic units will be and the 20 existing ones will be The plans also include three watersports plat which will allow swimmers and tubers to enter the Comal River without causing severe bank City personnel expect to start on the project right but construction wont begin until March at the Were going through the phase that no one except the people that work on the drawing Thieleman Were going to sit down next week and decide exactly what portions of the project were gonna start he The project is scheduled for completion in April which means that some of the work will have to be done while the park is in heavy use this Thielemans tentative timetable calls for detailed specifications to be completed by at which point theyll have to be approved by the Except for the hikeandbike which will extend all the way to the MissouriKansasTexas railroad bridge over the Phase I stops at the end of the civilized portion of Hinman Thieleman The more wooded banks to the west belong to Phase to be considered at some future I dont know yet how were going to finance but there is a Phase Manslaughter charges may be filed today By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Four counts of involuntary manslaughter are expected to be filed today against William Dale in connection with the deaths of a New Braunfels family last Ruben Sauceda his expectant wife their monthold daughter Victoria and 11 monthold son Ruben were walking to the Y when all four were struck from behind by Savages Volkswagen on Highway Dead at the scene was Sauceda The two children died at McKcnna Memorial and Sauceda died at 2 Sunday at Brooke Army Medical a private stationed at Fort Sam was charged with driving while and was taken back to the base by military The in See Page M New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZcitutiQ 91 215 14 Pages THURSDAY November 1982 25 cents USPS 377880 Still life at Wurstfest Mandy Maxwell and Kyle Kolacek offer lifesize imitations of the famous Hummel figurines during a Hummel lookalike contest Wednesday night at the Maxwell and Kolacek were the Stall photos by Cindy Richardson winners in the boys and girls while Lisa Sciantarelli and Zach Alexander placed The figurines are on display at the Goebelfest in Landa Recreation Election aftermath Clements eye smooth transition AUSTIN AP Texas present and future governors have agreed there will be a businesslike exchange of administrations next We will leave our state in good hands and with good said Republican Bill who suffered a surprise defeat Tuesday at the hands of Democrat Mark the states attorney Clements said his top Hilary would work for an orderly White named his first John to be his chief transition the two did not in separate Wednesday news con on the cause of the tran 1 think if we do our job we inayoe will be able to see at least 100 years of uninterrupted Democratic service to the people of White We ticketsplitters took a conceded but when you take a which we you lick your wounds and come back for another The Republican Party of Texas will said he would never run again for public I told all of you that this would be my last he I was not running for any other office and I have no political ambition White was the winner in an avalanche that swept every Democratic statewide candidate to decisive despite the largest and bestfinanced slate of Republican candidates ever fielded in Reports from the National Election Service Wednesday showed an unusually large turnout for non presidential year elections of more than 3 million compared to the million when Clements sprang his political surprise in The NES latest figures showed White with or 54 percent of reported compared to or 41 percent fur A happy White called his win the biggest political victory in the history of He credited his win mostly to the big turnout and to the broadbased candidacy of all statewide Democratic particularly Bill who at times campaigned with He also gave thanksto his political former Dolph Briscoe of Briscoe said Tuesday night that The Republican Parly of Texas is now relegated to where it was 10 to 15 years when Texas HMS con sidered a oneparty Bui Clements disputed Briscoes we arc he I thought we not only got beat at the line of but we probably needed another quarterback in the sense that maybe I called the wrong Local party chairmen analyze results By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Republicans dont elect Democrats do by not getting out to said Tom chairman of the Comal County Democratic in reflecting Mark Whites defeat of Bill Clements And this year the Democrats got an elated Bluntzer referring lo Tuesdays statewide Clements election four years ago was a in Bluntzers But when the Democrats we sent him the local attorney Charles chairman of the Comal County Republican had a different Im elated over the local said referring to the fact that Republicans captured four of the six locally contested races and the state representatives he Im disappointed over the governors loss 1 thought hed been a good the local doctor I dont like whats facing us for the next four Berger White will be a bigger Things are not going lo be as good for the state as far as our budget is concerned because if he does some of the things that hes said hes going lo do laxes are going lo go Berger Berger felt Clements loss was clue to two main issues economy and the phony issue of the fuel charge adjustment made by The local GOP chairman also thought the Lloyd BentsenJim Collins race for the Senate had a lot to do with the turnaround in the stale a ilyearold was challenged for his senate seat by Republican Jim This race drew a high number of Democratic voters to the according to election on the other thought voters ousted Clements because they were unhappy with his performance as governor and with the states was a high profile He was in the news a lot and he said a lot of things that people like to said But he didnt gel much clone as governor and the voters showed him that they werent happy See Page 14 Coalition likely ONeill see compromises Inside WASHINGTON AP The talk is of compromise but the outlook for confrontation as President Reagan and House Speaker Thomas ONeill lead partisan analyses of a midterm election that offer a mix of triumph and loss for Republicans and Democrats We will extend to him Reagan the hand of the Democratic speaker said Wed At the other end of Pennsylvania the president pledged in the White House Rose Garden to work with Congress in a bipartisan fashion to major problems that still have to be WllFStf est Weather solve the But there is every likelihood the partisan dif ferences of the past two years over how to deal with those problems will continue in the 98th Congress that takes office in January with a markedly more Democratic House but with a 5446 Republican majority in the Senate holding The talk of cooperation Wednesday was reminiscent of statements made immediately after See Page 14 Garden Ridge cable up in air ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Cable TV is one thing the Garden Ridge City Council just cant seem to agree Councilmember David appointed six months ago to make indepth comparisons of proposals from different couldnt be at Wednesdays But he left a new recom mendation with Mayor Betty McGranahan Dont do anything about cable right Councilmember Bobbie Landrum had also talked to and she said he was watching the fast growing communications There are some things going to come out in a year or so that would make cable virtually ob McGranahan doesnt want to see the city stuck with a 15year franchise on an outdated Councilman Neal Craigmile said that shouldnt be a If individual citizens find out they can see better TV cheaper by purchasing their own satellite broadcast then no one can force them to subscribe to If they the cable company dont have the customers two years from thats their risk not and not the City of Garden The franchise doesnt guarantee a profit or a minimum number of Craigmile He wanted to go ahead and offer a contract to See CABLE Page 14 Comal County forecast calls for clear and not as cool clear and cold tonight with heavy frost and sunny and a little warmer Winds will be from the north at 10 mph becoming light and variable Sunset will be at and sunrise Friday will be at Volleyball Playoffs Its postseason time in the world of high school and two local teams enter that second season The New Braunfels Unicorns host South San West at 7 and the Smithson Valley Rangerettes travel to La Grange to face See Page 4A TV Taylor mull results Edmund newly elected state representative for this was surprised when Bill Clements lost his bid for reelection to Democrat Mark A new Democratic will not affect the Texas Legislature or the 39year old Republican noted in a telephone interview Itll have no affect one way or the Im going up there to do a job for the people of district a jubilant Kuempel District 46 includes Guadalupe and Kendall Kuempel lives in where for 18 years hes worked as a sales representative for Structural Unlike statewide which were dominated by Kuempel took approximately 60 percent of the vote in beating Democrat John a former newspaper publisher from received votes to Kuempels total from the three Closer to Comal County voters cast ballots for compared to who received Contacted at his home Taylor congratulated Kuempel for a job well referring to the Ive never seen anybody work as hard as said 57year old 1 just hope hell be able lo do a good job for the people of lie Taylor said he was not too terribly surprised by the results of Tuesdays We knew this was a tough district for a Democrat to of the makeup of the district which is mostly he Asked if he would consider running for this office Taylor said its much to early to know about another Late in the race Taylor labeled Kuempel a special interest can didate for accepting contributions in excess of from various organizations and Kumepel denied saying that these contributions came from a broadbased group of Sue HOUSE Page 14
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